Tulalip Tribes Community Impact Funds Guidelines Appendix A (2%)
This guideline defines those bona fide government programs that are located and operate within Snohomish County that are eligible to receive funding (“proceeds”) from the Tulalip Casino’s Table game activities under Appendix A to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact, or from such other Tribal revenue sources as formally designated by the Board of Directors. These guidelines further define the manner in which such proceeds shall be used; applied for and further, how, recommendations are made for final action by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The following programs shall qualify as recipients of proceeds for purposes of this guideline:
Programs which can demonstrate a negative impact on the community from Tulalip Tribal Gaming operations and: are located and operate within the exterior boundaries of Snohomish County with preference going to community programs near the Tulalip Reservation. The program must be connected to the Health; Safety; Welfare, Public Peace and Education which directly benefit the surrounding community.
Other government programs which can demonstrate a negative impact on the community from Tulalip Tribal Gaming operations and have been approved by Tribal Board of Directors as meeting these goals from which no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any one individual.
Proceeds shall be recommended for allocation by the Tribal Board of Directors only after the Tulalip Tribes has received a written proposal from such program setting forth the specific negative impact from Tulalip Tribal Gaming, a budget and the specific use of the requested proceeds. The fund may not be used for administration and salaries of the program without, first, demonstrating how this may directly reverse the negative impact to said program.
Tulalip Tribes Community Impact Fund
The final determination of whether a program qualifies under these guidelines and amount of proceeds to be allocated shall be done by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors shall receive a written report on an annual basis, reporting both the proceeds received by the Tribe and the disbursements to the programs approved by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The Tulalip Tribal Board of Directors will review the negative community impact requests under the direction of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General Manager or appropriate designee.
All donations of proceeds shall be recommended for approval by the Quil Ceda Village General Manager or appropriate designee to the Tribal Board of Directors no more frequently than annually or as otherwise directed by the Tribal Board of Directors. Programs may only be funded once each calendar year, generally, considered as the month following the Tribal Gaming Organization’s anniversary. No person shall have the authority to obligate the Tribe to disburse any proceeds without the prior formal written approval of the Tribal Board of Directors. The approval shall come in the form of a Tulalip Tribal Resolution, which shall be signed by the Tribal Board of Directors Chairman and witnessed by the Secretary. The Treasurer of the Board of Directors shall cause a written report of the donations to be concurrently sent to the Washington State Gambling Commission.
The Tribe shall maintain separate savings and/or checking accounts for the purpose of receiving and disbursing proceeds under this guideline. The savings/checking account will be maintained under the direction of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General Manager and Village Accountant or appropriate designee. Disbursement of funds shall be made only after the accounting department receives a written Resolution bearing the signature of the Chairman and Secretary of the Tribal Board of Directors.
In the event there is no demonstrated negative impact on a qualified organization, the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors shall use its sole discretion in disbursement of funds under this Appendix A to the Tribal Gaming Compact.